Awesome stuff, the only thing was that the black sand drew too much attention, when I first looked at it my eyes went to the sand in focus and then to the wing tip up to the lizard. Maybe removing the sharpness of the sand will help the lizard pop out a bit more?
good point, though the sand is an important part of the client's specifications regarding the ecology of the creature
I'm really liking the wings and the webbed tail, and the scales look awesome too
beautiful work here. really nice look, love how the lights play over the body of this critter